Data science is expanding rapidly, transforming jobs and entire industries as it grows. Getting into this fast-paced and continuously evolving field starts by learning the core concepts of data science through the R programming language.
The Practical Data Science course from UC Berkeley Extension is designed to give new and aspiring practitioners a broad, practical introduction to the data science process and its fundamental concepts, with lessons and examples illustrated through R programming. As a participant, you’ll gain a high-level understanding of data science and build a solid foundation you can use as a stepping stone to programming and modeling courses.
Typical students who enroll in this course include:
Emeritus and UC Berkeley Extension
UC Berkeley Extension is collaborating with online education provider Emeritus to offer a portfolio of high-impact online courses. These courses leverage UC Berkeley’s thought leadership in technical practice developed over years of research, teaching, and practice. By collaborating with Emeritus, we are able to broaden access beyond our on-campus offerings in a collaborative and engaging format that stays true to the quality of UC Berkeley. Emeritus’ approach to learning is formulated on a cohort-based design to maximize peer-to-peer sharing and includes live teaching with world-class faculty and hands-on project-based learning. In the last year, more than 30,000 students from over 120 countries have benefited professionally from Emeritus.
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Course Instructor, Emeritus
Emeritus follows a unique online model. This model has ensured that nearly 90 percent of our learners complete their course.
Orientation WeekThe first week is orientation week. During this week you will be introduced to the other participants in the class from across the world. You will also learn how to use the learning platform and other learning tools provided.
Weekly GoalsOn other weeks, you have learning goals set for the week. The goals would include watching the video lectures and completing the assignments. All assignments have weekly deadlines.
Recorded Video LecturesThe recorded video lectures are by faculty from the collaborating university.
Live WebinarsEvery few weeks, there are live webinars conducted by Emeritus course leaders. Course leaders are highly-experienced industry practitioners who contextualize the video lectures and assist with questions you may have regarding your assignments. Live webinars are usually conducted between 1 pm and 3 pm UTC on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Clarifying DoubtsIn addition to the live webinars, for some courses, the course leaders conduct Office Hours, which are webinar sessions that are open to all learners. During Office Hours, learners ask questions and course leaders respond. These are usually conducted every alternate week to help participants clarify their doubts pertaining to the content.
Follow-UpThe Emeritus Program Support team members will follow up and assist over email and via phone calls with learners who are unable to submit their assignments on time.
Continued Course AccessYou will continue to have access to the course videos and learning material for up to 12 months from the course start date.
Emeritus Program Support Team
If at any point in the course you need tech, content or academic support, you can email program support and you will typically receive a response within 24 working hours or less.
You can access Emeritus courses on tablets, phones and laptops. You will require a high-speed internet connection.
On completing the course you join a global community of 5000+ learners on the Emeritus Network. The Network allows you to connect with Emeritus past participants across the world.
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Special pricing up to 20% discount is available if you enroll with your colleagues.